Eric Stein
Eric Stein
Houseguest Profile
Born January 25, 1980 (1980-01-25) (age 38)
Hometown New York, NY
Occupation Talent Management Assistant
Season History
Big Brother 8
Status Jury Member
Place 5th
Votes Against 5
Alliances Late Night Crew
Loyalties Jessica Hughbanks
HoH Wins 0
Times Nominated 2 (Week 5 & Day 69)
Vetos Wins 1 (Week 8)
Days 69
Other Prizes $40,000
Social Media

Eric Stein was a houseguest on Big Brother 8. Eric is best known for his showmance with Jessica Hughbanks, as well as for being the first ever America's Player. Eric would attempt to complete a series of tasks given to him by poll votes from viewers, where he would be rewarded $10,000 for every 5 tasks completed. Eric was ultimately evicted during the second half of the Double Eviction by a vote of 2-0 placing 5th and becoming the fifth jury member. America's Player continued to be in effect long after Eric's eviction. America voted for which contestant in the Final Two Eric could campaign for and vote to win, ultimately voting for Dick Donato. Eric completed 20 of the 28 tasks he was given throughout the game, earning a grand total of $40,000.


Eric Scott Stein (born January 25, 1980) is a talent management assistant from New York, New York. He grew up in Yorktown Heights, New York and attended Boston University. He has a sun tattoo on his back and both nipples pierced.

Player History - Big Brother 8

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Not Chosen
Food Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 8 HOH Loss
Luxury Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss

Food History

Week 1 Slop
Week 2 Food
Week 3 Food
Week 4 Food
Week 5 Food
Week 6 Food
Week 7 Food
Week 8 Food Competition Phase Over
Week 9

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Carol Journey Yes
2 Joe Barber Yes
3 Kail Harbick No
4 Kail Harbick No
5 Post-POV Nominee
6 Dustin Erikstrup Yes
7 Jen Johnson Yes
8 POV Holder Amber Siyavus Yes
9 Jameka Cameron No
Finale Jury Member Dick DonatoYes
  • Note: As he was America's Player, the public controlled Eric's votes, including his Jury vote.

Post Big Brother


  • Eric sat out of seven consecutive Power of Veto competitions, the most out of any houseguest.
    • The first time he was selected to play in a POV competition, he won his only Veto of the season.
  • Some of Eric's tasks were controversial and often put Eric at risk of eviction. For example, when Eric won the Power of Veto he wished to use it to backdoor one of the Donato's. Eric was not allowed to use the Veto because he was told there was not enough time to determine whether the public would vote for him to use it or not.


  2. Armstrong, Taran (22 August 2017). The Taran Show 6 - Eric Stein Interview. Rob Has A Website. Retrieved on 18 April 2018.
Big Brother 8 House Guests
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BB8 Danielle
BB8 Zach
BB8 Jameka
BB8 Eric
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BB8 Amber
BB8 Jen
BB8 Dustin
BB8 Kail
BB8 Nick
BB8 Mike
BB8 Joe
BB8 Carol